As expected, our fridge is filled with leftovers from yesterday. Though there were only three of us, Heather and I made enough food for at least 8. Guess what Dan and I will be eating for the next 3 weeks?
I’m going to need to mix it up. I can’t eat the same thing every day for that long, no matter how delicious it is. Let’s get creative, shall we?
First, take stock of what you have leftover. In my leftover arsenal:
Turkey (which wasperfectly roasted, if I may say so myself), homemade turkey gravy, and cherry butter instead of the traditional cranberry sauce.
Whole wheat rolls and butternut squash & apple stuffing. Funny story about the stuffing: I didn’t whisk the eggs into the stock well enough, so there was fried egg sitting on top of the stuffing instead of the egg getting soaked in. Still tasted fine, at least!
Caramel pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream, which may not make it past tonight.
Next, find some recipes that will use multiple ingredients from your arsenal. I’m eyeing…
Personal pot pies, using the gravy I already have instead of the one in the recipe
Spinach & glazed carrot salad topped with turkey and stuffing “croutons”
Turkey and goat cheese enchiladas (recipe to come!)
My gramma’s turkey tetrazzini (recipe to come!)
As well as some dishes that use just one or two of your leftovers:
With all these recipes, it will be nearly impossible to get bored with your leftovers. Happy eating!
What are you doing with your leftovers?